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Kabul airport chaos delays Germany’s evacuation plans

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The German army faced delays in its mission to evacuate German citizens and others from the Afghan capital due to the chaotic scenes at Kabul’s airport, as Chancellor Angela Merkel and leading ministers expressed dismay at Afghanistan’s unfolding disaster. According to dpa sources, the arrival of two A400M military transport planes was held up on Monday because they were unable to land. After refuelling and waiting in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, one had apparently taken off with the hope of being in Kabul airspace when the airfield is clear for landings. But such a moment never occurred a…

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